Pink's Hot Dogs

★★★★☆
Signature chili cheese dog is worth the wait at this famed L.A. hot dog stand.
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323-931-4223

709 N La Brea Ave

Los Angeles, CA

90038

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Sun-Thu 9:30am-2am Fri, Sat 9:30am-3am

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Knowing the other great reviews made me want it more, to try everything that they've been talking about.

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Knowing the other great reviews made me want it more, to try everything that they've been talking about.

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This place is over-hyped. The lines are too long and the hotdogs have nothing special about them. I waited in line for almost an hour for a regular hotdog I could have gotten anywhere else.

3
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This place is over-hyped. The lines are too long and the hotdogs have nothing special about them. I waited in line for almost an hour for a regular hotdog I could have gotten anywhere else.

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Super fast service, real nice people, inexpensive fare...

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Super fast service, real nice people, inexpensive fare...

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After a night out, this is the best spot to stop and get something to eat.The chilie cheese dog is to die for. I have had the pleasure of dining here a few times. It is still the BEST EVER!!!!!!

5
★★★★★

After a night out, this is the best spot to stop and get something to eat.The chilie cheese dog is to die for. I have had the pleasure of dining here a few times. It is still the BEST EVER!!!!!!

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the only reason it gets two stars is because of that feeling of anticipation you get when you're standing in line thinking that you'll be having the best hot dog of your life. really, it's not the best hot dog ever. it's a bunch of hype.

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the only reason it gets two stars is because of that feeling of anticipation you get when you're standing in line thinking that you'll be having the best hot dog of your life. really, it's not the best hot dog ever. it's a bunch of hype.

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This is a fun place to take my kids to after school as a reward. Eventhough the line is long it is very worth the wait. There are many different types of hot dogs and everyone can find something they like.

4
★★★★☆

This is a fun place to take my kids to after school as a reward. Eventhough the line is long it is very worth the wait. There are many different types of hot dogs and everyone can find something they like.

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slaw dogs OMG amazing

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slaw dogs OMG amazing

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I'm not a fan of Pink's. I think the quality of the dogs themselves is severely lacking- on par with something you would find at 7-11. There are many interesting toppings available, but if you're starting with a mediocre dog, how great

6
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I'm not a fan of Pink's. I think the quality of the dogs themselves is severely lacking- on par with something you would find at 7-11. There are many interesting toppings available, but if you're starting with a mediocre dog, how great

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Don't go all the times i theretically could, but yeah like the place.

6
★★★★★

Don't go all the times i theretically could, but yeah like the place.

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I love the dining experience in here, it can get personal and the satisfaction will be off the roof. They have great food in here.

6
★★★★★

I love the dining experience in here, it can get personal and the satisfaction will be off the roof. They have great food in here.

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best hot dogs ive ever had!

6
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best hot dogs ive ever had!

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Classic Hot Dogs. I come here when ever I get a chance. I really enjoy all their hot dogs. I hate how there's rarely ever parking around there so you need to do a lot of walking. And there is usually a big line.

4
★★★★☆

Classic Hot Dogs. I come here when ever I get a chance. I really enjoy all their hot dogs. I hate how there's rarely ever parking around there so you need to do a lot of walking. And there is usually a big line.

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Nice Place for family gathering.

3
★★★☆☆

Nice Place for family gathering.

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Very nice place, atmosphere is awesome.

5
★★★★★

Very nice place, atmosphere is awesome.

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I'm not really a fan of high calorie diets but this one just warrants an exception! Great hotdogs and side of fries. You cant go wrong with pinks!

5
★★★★★

I'm not really a fan of high calorie diets but this one just warrants an exception! Great hotdogs and side of fries. You cant go wrong with pinks!

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I love it, and would eat here constantly if not for the outrageous lines...rather go to the mall.

5
★★★★★

I love it, and would eat here constantly if not for the outrageous lines...rather go to the mall.

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personally prefer cheeseburger food is super for what it is!

5
★★★★★

personally prefer cheeseburger food is super for what it is!

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I was very pleased for the quality of the Hot Dog's. The prices were fair and the waiting time was minimal.

3
★★★☆☆

I was very pleased for the quality of the Hot Dog's. The prices were fair and the waiting time was minimal.

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Great Food Spot!!I really liked to enjoy with my friends

4
★★★★☆

Great Food Spot!!I really liked to enjoy with my friends

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Always a great time! I have enjoyed this spot since I was 12!

5
★★★★★

Always a great time! I have enjoyed this spot since I was 12!

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I'm a fan of hotdogs I know a good dog when I see one and here my friends you can find great ones. Try everything and you will be amazed...

5
★★★★★

I'm a fan of hotdogs I know a good dog when I see one and here my friends you can find great ones. Try everything and you will be amazed...

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I'm a Chicago native although a Cal. resident for 43 years.. I've sampled alot of dogs over the years and have a VERY sensitive stomach !!.. First visit to Pink's today and had the spicy Chicago sausage and split an order of fries with my wife.. Thought I'd need some Mylanta later.. UH, UH.. The BESTT hot sausage I've ever had and not a ""Ping"" of indigestion !!! PINK'S is OUTSTANDING.. You naesayers ain't got a clue.. ""I'LL BE BACK !!!!!!!

5
★★★★★

I'm a Chicago native although a Cal. resident for 43 years.. I've sampled alot of dogs over the years and have a VERY sensitive stomach !!.. First visit to Pink's today and had the spicy Chicago sausage and split an order of fries with my wife.. Thought I'd need some Mylanta later.. UH, UH.. The BESTT hot sausage I've ever had and not a ""Ping"" of indigestion !!! PINK'S is OUTSTANDING.. You naesayers ain't got a clue.. ""I'LL BE BACK !!!!!!!

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i really like pinks. the lines always seem to be a little long but when you get to the dogs it is worth it. can't go wrong with the fries and rings. try some salsa on that dog.

5
★★★★★

i really like pinks. the lines always seem to be a little long but when you get to the dogs it is worth it. can't go wrong with the fries and rings. try some salsa on that dog.

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WHEN YOU VISIT LA; GOTTA GO TO PINKS ~ \r
BUT GO EARLY! ALWAYS BUSY; BUT YOU CAN COUNT ON YOUR FOOD BEING FRESH ~ IF YOU'RE NOT IN A HURRY!

4
★★★★☆

WHEN YOU VISIT LA; GOTTA GO TO PINKS ~ \r
BUT GO EARLY! ALWAYS BUSY; BUT YOU CAN COUNT ON YOUR FOOD BEING FRESH ~ IF YOU'RE NOT IN A HURRY!

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Finally my family and I got three hotdogs from Pinks. I don't get it. Outside of the long line and chatting with the people in line, I don't get what's good about the hotdog. Okay it's clean and a landmark. Count me in and my family to continue looking for a good hotdog. It's not worth the hype or the wait. Oh the guacamole is the best we've had in SoCal.

2
★★☆☆☆

Finally my family and I got three hotdogs from Pinks. I don't get it. Outside of the long line and chatting with the people in line, I don't get what's good about the hotdog. Okay it's clean and a landmark. Count me in and my family to continue looking for a good hotdog. It's not worth the hype or the wait. Oh the guacamole is the best we've had in SoCal.

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Pinks is the best, especially the chili, I always have two.
See you thre next time

5
★★★★★

Pinks is the best, especially the chili, I always have two.
See you thre next time

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No matter where you live in L.A., it'll be worth the drive to get yourself a Pink's chilli dog. An abundand, greasy, sloppy mess, it'll probably have you wanting a second one right away, so order two of 'em. Yes, the lines are long but they move quickly and there's a friendly rather than competetive feeling among everybody standing out in front on the sidewalk. The whole thing will be over before you know it (you won't want to sit around the patio chatting with your visiting in-laws), so make sure your Pink's stop is a mere pit stop on the way to your big night out. We're never disappointed!

5
★★★★★

No matter where you live in L.A., it'll be worth the drive to get yourself a Pink's chilli dog. An abundand, greasy, sloppy mess, it'll probably have you wanting a second one right away, so order two of 'em. Yes, the lines are long but they move quickly and there's a friendly rather than competetive feeling among everybody standing out in front on the sidewalk. The whole thing will be over before you know it (you won't want to sit around the patio chatting with your visiting in-laws), so make sure your Pink's stop is a mere pit stop on the way to your big night out. We're never disappointed!

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Some of the stuff is more about getting onto TV than having a great taste. The items can be just too complicated and even silly and hard to eat. But if you keep it simple you can get a really good dog. Just order wisely and enjoy.

4
★★★★☆

Some of the stuff is more about getting onto TV than having a great taste. The items can be just too complicated and even silly and hard to eat. But if you keep it simple you can get a really good dog. Just order wisely and enjoy.

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I STILL do not know what the big deal about Pink's is. I have eaten there occasionally over a 25 year period, and I shrug, ""eh?"" So they can dish out hundreds of boiled hot dogs every day. Waiting for 45-90 minutes does NOT make the dog any better. The dog is mediocre at best. Their chili is pretty good, although it has way too much cornmeal in it. It must be the anticipation and the wait. After 45 minutes in line with the odor of the dog wafting to your nostrils, the rabid line-waiters would eat cardboard dipped in bouillon and say it was great. It is not exactly romantic, but it is an ""I was there"" event. The monumental wait even makes you grateful if you find an open table, even if you have to overlook the caked on dried chili on it. I mean, DOdger Stadium and Costco both have a MUCH better hotdogs any day of the week. No mushy chili though.

2
★★☆☆☆

I STILL do not know what the big deal about Pink's is. I have eaten there occasionally over a 25 year period, and I shrug, ""eh?"" So they can dish out hundreds of boiled hot dogs every day. Waiting for 45-90 minutes does NOT make the dog any better. The dog is mediocre at best. Their chili is pretty good, although it has way too much cornmeal in it. It must be the anticipation and the wait. After 45 minutes in line with the odor of the dog wafting to your nostrils, the rabid line-waiters would eat cardboard dipped in bouillon and say it was great. It is not exactly romantic, but it is an ""I was there"" event. The monumental wait even makes you grateful if you find an open table, even if you have to overlook the caked on dried chili on it. I mean, DOdger Stadium and Costco both have a MUCH better hotdogs any day of the week. No mushy chili though.

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I think everyone knows about Pinks but if you're new to LA your definitely going to have to try it. late night- out on the town drinking in hollywood or clubbing, then stop here at like 2 when everything closes. huge line around the corner but it's worth it. hot diggity dog it's good!

4
★★★★☆

I think everyone knows about Pinks but if you're new to LA your definitely going to have to try it. late night- out on the town drinking in hollywood or clubbing, then stop here at like 2 when everything closes. huge line around the corner but it's worth it. hot diggity dog it's good!

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Yes. Chili Dog it. delicious. Worth any wait!

5
★★★★★

Yes. Chili Dog it. delicious. Worth any wait!

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Long wait, but go early to avoid it. Love the Rosie long island and spicy polish dogs.

5
★★★★★

Long wait, but go early to avoid it. Love the Rosie long island and spicy polish dogs.

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Another spot on my must go to list when I moved to Los Angeles. I remember that Bruce Willis proposed to Demi Moore here. That could explain why the romance burnt.

I wonder who has the better dog Bruce or Ashton?

Now that would be a discussion for the long line. You need something to occupy your time cause you can expect to wait at least 45 minutes. There is a list of adventurous combinations but after waiting in line for what seems forever I am too afraid to stray from the classic chili dog.

4
★★★★☆

Another spot on my must go to list when I moved to Los Angeles. I remember that Bruce Willis proposed to Demi Moore here. That could explain why the romance burnt.

I wonder who has the better dog Bruce or Ashton?

Now that would be a discussion for the long line. You need something to occupy your time cause you can expect to wait at least 45 minutes. There is a list of adventurous combinations but after waiting in line for what seems forever I am too afraid to stray from the classic chili dog.

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I'm from new york and there are so many delicious hot dog stands everywhere. My friend had told me to go here when i go to LA. I have to say when i first pulled up to the place, I was in shock at the line. Its crazy how the line is. when i went it was an hour and a half, it was only a tuesday afternoon. But anyways when i finally got to the front i ordered the works, fries, and crush soda. Cashiers are so friendly. Only thing I complain about is the seating sometimes theres not enogh for everybody, and its not the cleanest place in town.

3
★★★☆☆

I'm from new york and there are so many delicious hot dog stands everywhere. My friend had told me to go here when i go to LA. I have to say when i first pulled up to the place, I was in shock at the line. Its crazy how the line is. when i went it was an hour and a half, it was only a tuesday afternoon. But anyways when i finally got to the front i ordered the works, fries, and crush soda. Cashiers are so friendly. Only thing I complain about is the seating sometimes theres not enogh for everybody, and its not the cleanest place in town.

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Tourists and locals, from all walks of life, people flock to Pinks Hot dogs. They should because they have the largest variety of hot dogs you can find anywhere and they are very affordable. My favorite is the western with bbq sauce, onion rings, and cheese so melty wow. It was to die for.

5
★★★★★

Tourists and locals, from all walks of life, people flock to Pinks Hot dogs. They should because they have the largest variety of hot dogs you can find anywhere and they are very affordable. My favorite is the western with bbq sauce, onion rings, and cheese so melty wow. It was to die for.

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Went to pink's cuz of the hype and trust me you can make a better hot dog at home . . . It was good but it wasnt spectacular!! Save your money and go to the grocery store and buy you some hot dogs, cheese and make your own chilli lol

2
★★☆☆☆

Went to pink's cuz of the hype and trust me you can make a better hot dog at home . . . It was good but it wasnt spectacular!! Save your money and go to the grocery store and buy you some hot dogs, cheese and make your own chilli lol

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i remember hearing about this place from a friend. i went with my wife wondering how this is place was gonna be. as soon as i saw how the line was thats when i could see how great the food was here. i waited around 10 to 15 mins in line. they have plenty to choose from.. in personally liked trhe ozzy dog. it was really good and spicy. over all i like this place the food is made fresh to order.

4
★★★★☆

i remember hearing about this place from a friend. i went with my wife wondering how this is place was gonna be. as soon as i saw how the line was thats when i could see how great the food was here. i waited around 10 to 15 mins in line. they have plenty to choose from.. in personally liked trhe ozzy dog. it was really good and spicy. over all i like this place the food is made fresh to order.

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Suddenly one day geuste appear in front of me I don't know what to cook for them so I took them to this shop we had burgers and hot dog and came back every one was happy.

4
★★★★☆

Suddenly one day geuste appear in front of me I don't know what to cook for them so I took them to this shop we had burgers and hot dog and came back every one was happy.

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So I only went here, because I heard this is an infamous hotdog place that all the stars go to.lol. Plus I am always seeing it pop up in movies, so I just had to see what the hype was all about. I had went a couple of years ago and the first time I went I was shocked how packed that place gets .It is so small and there is no parking whatsoever. I had to park across the street. At first I was just going to park at the gas station but the owner saw that I was planning to go to pinks and said I could not park there. Then he said I could park there if I gave him 5 bucks and I was like ""yeah right,"" so I went to another parking area where there were other food places. While my boyfriend and I were waiting in line a man calls out saying they were giving parking tickets to all the cars that were parked across the street. So I had to run across the street and drive around the block a couple of times because still there was no available parking and waited for my boyfriend to get the food to go. It was an experience and we enjoyed the hotdogs. We both got a polish sausage type one mild and the other spicy. I really liked the mild sausage but the onther one was too spicy to even enjoy. The second time I went I got a chili dog which was very disappointing. The chili was very bland and had no real flavor at all. I mean I would rather have had a chili hotdog at wienerschnitzel.:p I plan to go today and I hope I have a great experience like I did the first time I went. I hope there's parking too!!Wish me luck!

3
★★★☆☆

So I only went here, because I heard this is an infamous hotdog place that all the stars go to.lol. Plus I am always seeing it pop up in movies, so I just had to see what the hype was all about. I had went a couple of years ago and the first time I went I was shocked how packed that place gets .It is so small and there is no parking whatsoever. I had to park across the street. At first I was just going to park at the gas station but the owner saw that I was planning to go to pinks and said I could not park there. Then he said I could park there if I gave him 5 bucks and I was like ""yeah right,"" so I went to another parking area where there were other food places. While my boyfriend and I were waiting in line a man calls out saying they were giving parking tickets to all the cars that were parked across the street. So I had to run across the street and drive around the block a couple of times because still there was no available parking and waited for my boyfriend to get the food to go. It was an experience and we enjoyed the hotdogs. We both got a polish sausage type one mild and the other spicy. I really liked the mild sausage but the onther one was too spicy to even enjoy. The second time I went I got a chili dog which was very disappointing. The chili was very bland and had no real flavor at all. I mean I would rather have had a chili hotdog at wienerschnitzel.:p I plan to go today and I hope I have a great experience like I did the first time I went. I hope there's parking too!!Wish me luck!

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On one of those special days, places like this make me happy. It doesn't matter about it being like really unhealthy.. you know, live a little.

4
★★★★☆

On one of those special days, places like this make me happy. It doesn't matter about it being like really unhealthy.. you know, live a little.

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the wait for a hot dog was ridiculous. the hot dogs taste bland despite all the hype. i will never go to pinks ever again. if you want a fantastic dog, go to wurstkuche in downtown! that place is awesome!

1
★☆☆☆☆

the wait for a hot dog was ridiculous. the hot dogs taste bland despite all the hype. i will never go to pinks ever again. if you want a fantastic dog, go to wurstkuche in downtown! that place is awesome!

Cons: long lines and ordinary grocery store like hot dog

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Not bad. Japanese hotdog is much better though

2
★★☆☆☆

Not bad. Japanese hotdog is much better though

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I waited forever in line for these dogs after reading rave reviews. Needless to say they did live up to the hype but I was left wondering if they were worth the wait. Thats why I only give them 3 of 5 stars.

3
★★★☆☆

I waited forever in line for these dogs after reading rave reviews. Needless to say they did live up to the hype but I was left wondering if they were worth the wait. Thats why I only give them 3 of 5 stars.

Pros: Best Hot Dogs Around

Cons: Small Shop, Long Lines

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Come ON people, go to high tea at the Ritz if you expect something fancy and if you want to lift your pinky. Going to Pink's is fun, it's more like a mini middle-of-the-night event, not just a hot dog. They have been tasty when I have been there.\r
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5
★★★★★

Come ON people, go to high tea at the Ritz if you expect something fancy and if you want to lift your pinky. Going to Pink's is fun, it's more like a mini middle-of-the-night event, not just a hot dog. They have been tasty when I have been there.\r
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Pros: It's a hotdog

Cons: It's a hotdog

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I have been hearing about Pink's for years so a friend and I tried it. We were both disappointed. I talked to some other friends and they were also very disappointed. The hot dogs are just not tasty. \r
Honestly I think it is a hot spot only because of celebs supposedly frequent this place. If you want to spot a celeb go hang out...if you want a good hot dog go somewhere else.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I have been hearing about Pink's for years so a friend and I tried it. We were both disappointed. I talked to some other friends and they were also very disappointed. The hot dogs are just not tasty. \r
Honestly I think it is a hot spot only because of celebs supposedly frequent this place. If you want to spot a celeb go hang out...if you want a good hot dog go somewhere else.

Pros: N/A

Cons: Long line, no parking, food is disappointing

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ItS ...ok...alrite.but not the bomb....

3
★★★☆☆

ItS ...ok...alrite.but not the bomb....

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I expected to wait but not for a WARM hot dog. I was so tired and disappointed that I did not bother to complain. My brother's chili was dog was a disappointment too. Warm dog, warm chili...

As a Native New Yorker, I beg forgiveness from every Cart Dog Vendor I've betrayed...

1
★☆☆☆☆

I expected to wait but not for a WARM hot dog. I was so tired and disappointed that I did not bother to complain. My brother's chili was dog was a disappointment too. Warm dog, warm chili...

As a Native New Yorker, I beg forgiveness from every Cart Dog Vendor I've betrayed...

Pros: Catching up with my brother on line.

Cons: Warm Dogs, Long wait, Over Priced

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Today 4 of us went to the new Pinks in Knotts Berry Farm and we were all disappointed. We have lived in Los Angeles and we are used to the way the hot dogs and chili tasted there. What a dissapointment to taste these chili dogs. They were nothing like the ones we had in LA. I suggest you get your qualified team to Orange county and correct the problem immediately if not sooner. People that aren't used to the original Piniks might like them but Costco or Weinerschnitzel are better. Sorry! Get working!!

2
★★☆☆☆

Today 4 of us went to the new Pinks in Knotts Berry Farm and we were all disappointed. We have lived in Los Angeles and we are used to the way the hot dogs and chili tasted there. What a dissapointment to taste these chili dogs. They were nothing like the ones we had in LA. I suggest you get your qualified team to Orange county and correct the problem immediately if not sooner. People that aren't used to the original Piniks might like them but Costco or Weinerschnitzel are better. Sorry! Get working!!

Cons: the hot dogs and chili didn't taste like La Brea restaurant

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I love Pink's Hot Dogs. It's perfect for after hours grub. It just completes the night. Yes, there is always a line but that's because it's delicious. They're hot dogs people and they're actually satisfying in a greasy-yummy sort of way. So what if it attracts a lot of tourist? Only the hipsters care really. \r
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Planet Hollywood hot dog is my fave - try it.

5
★★★★★

I love Pink's Hot Dogs. It's perfect for after hours grub. It just completes the night. Yes, there is always a line but that's because it's delicious. They're hot dogs people and they're actually satisfying in a greasy-yummy sort of way. So what if it attracts a lot of tourist? Only the hipsters care really. \r
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Planet Hollywood hot dog is my fave - try it.

Pros: delicious, affordable

Cons: waiting, parking

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What can I say? It's an LA staple -- along with Musso and Franks, Mel's, Canter's, etc. The hot dogs are all great, and the variety is exhaustive. My favorite -- the Chicago, spicy Polish. You can't miss.

5
★★★★★

What can I say? It's an LA staple -- along with Musso and Franks, Mel's, Canter's, etc. The hot dogs are all great, and the variety is exhaustive. My favorite -- the Chicago, spicy Polish. You can't miss.

Pros: The Dogs

Cons: The Lines

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Everybody loves Pink's. From lunching businessmen, penny-pinching families and site-seeing tourists to ravenous club kids at 3am and celebrities with a penchant for street food, folks never seem to have a problem waiting in the perpetual…

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